A bunch of guys are playing basketball in a gym; one half of the court is taken up by able-bodied players; the other half is taken up by players in wheelchairs. Will and Kevin come in, and Will asks Kevin, "What do you think?" Kevin: "I used to call it basketball. Now I call it blackmail." Will says that Kevin wants him to buy him a new transmission, and he wants Kevin to gets some exercise: "This isn't blackmail. It's an accommodation between two reasonable men." Will calls out to some guy named "Bear," who calls a timeout to come over and talk to him. Will says quietly to Kevin, "Barry works in the property room. Great guy." Kevin replies, "Yeah, we're bound to hit it off, because, hey, we're both crippled." Will tells him not to "be this way," and asks him to give it a chance. Bear comes over and shakes their hands. Bear says of Kevin, "He's got next." Is that sports talk? I don't know what that means. That sounds like "They am happily" or "We went lamp" to me. ["That didn't make much sense to me, either, since basketball is played in teams, but I don't know. Until Will drags Kevin to wheelchair softball league I'm not going to be much help." -- Sars] Bear says that people call him "The Bear." Kevin says, with the perfect blend of politeness and sarcasm, "People call me Kevin." Will starts to explain how Kevin got into a wheelchair, but The Bear interrupts and says, "Only thing I gotta know about you right off, you want to play down low or up top?" Kevin's puzzled, and wonders if it makes a difference: "We're all the same height." The Bear explains: "Oh, it's not about height, kid. Not anymore." One of the other players bugs The Bear to get back to the game. Will says, "I gotta back to work, slugger. Mom'll pick you up. Have a good time out there! Show them how the Girardi men do it." Will leaves, and the player calls The Bear again. Kevin stays put, saying, "Go ahead, man, finish the run." Kevin watches for a moment, but his attention is quickly taken away by the able-bodied players running around on the other half of the court. Kevin suddenly gets up out of his chair, runs over to the game, and starts playing, sinking a basket in slow motion. The Bear calls to him, pulling him out of his daydream. Kevin suddenly decides he's not ready to play on that half of the court and wheels out quickly without a word.
Joan of Arcadia
Episode Report CardDeborah: B+ | 298 USERS: C+
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Joan of Arcadia